We're offering FREE Before and After Care!
At VCS, we are aware of the challenges many families face when trying to get their children to school and make it to work on time. We have a solution for you!
As early as 6:30 am, we will provide a safe place for students to come to school early to read, study, or work on other tasks. Additionally, from 3:15 pm-6:00 pm, students are welcome to stay after school to work on homework, have some outside time, or play games.
These services are FREE for our K-8 students. Yes...you read that right...FREE!
Regular instructional time will begin at 7:50 am, and will end at 3:15 pm for K-4, and 3:24 pm for 5-8.
Next year, fifth and sixth graders will experience what we call “looping.” 5/6 will be departmentalized, and the six teachers involved in this process will each teach a single subject to all 5th and 6th graders. Please note that 5th graders will still be in classes with only 5th graders, and 6th graders will only be with 6th graders.
The teachers and subjects are as follows:
Research shows this model to be effective because it allows for stronger teacher-student-parent relationships, reduces the time teachers and students spend in learning about one another and class routines, and allows for connections between student learning across the years. Teachers are also able to specialize in a content area that is a strength of theirs, which in turn allows for them to shine even brighter!
All of the teachers involved are extremely enthusiastic about this, and they are already planning for next year!
APS is distributing free breakfast, lunch and dinner at 16 locations to ALL children 18 and under. The meals, which include vegetarian options, will be available together for pickup through a grab-and-go system every Monday through Friday throughout the extended school closure.
APS is providing meals at as many locations as possible to reduce travel distances for families. You will notice that the windows for meal pick up are 25 minutes long. Although this may seem short, we believe this window will allow us to provide for a grab-and-go system while also helping us maximize the number of pick-up locations and serve the highest number of families throughout the district. Please note the locations and times below.
Thank you to the Culture Committee for organizing an amazing event.
Thank you to all of the families who contributed to our celebration in some way.
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